The Hamilton pattern is a special one to me. Hamilton is my hometown. I was born here and have lived in or near the city for pretty much my entire life. The city has a bit of a bad rep... it's a blue collar steel town... and like most steel towns, it's seen better days.
That's the main view most people get as they whizz by along the main highway (going either to flashy Toronto, or to the lush wine country of Niagara). It's not a great first impression. But by flying by, people miss our thriving arts scene, historic buildings, and parks galore and so much more.
To me, Hamilton is a diamond in the rough. So that's how I designed the Hamilton sock... columns of beatuful diamonds amidst the girders (garter rib) of the industry, blood, sweat and tears that built it.
This pair is a shorty pair (and I'm happy to say - I had JUST enough yarn), but it can be easily lengthened. And I will be adding a men's version of this one - so you'll see it again in longer glory... just not yet.